Friday, May 27, 2022
Do American Universities Provide BIPOC Artists with the Non-Academic Learning Experiences Needed for Entrepreneurial Careers?
Supported by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) program, this paper investigates the following research questions: 1) What are the BIPOC arts alumni’s experiences with the non-academic offerings of their higher education institutions, including career development services, campus culture on innovation and diversity, and relationship with local communities? 2) How do their experiences compare to white alumni and across different minority groups? 3) How do such experiences influence arts alumni’s entrepreneurial career choices, with other relevant factors, specifically entrepreneurship skill training, student loan debt, familial resources, gender, and age, are taken into consideration.